Antibiotic-loaded phosphatidylcholine inhibits staphylococcal bone infection
Jessica Amber Jennings, Warren O Haggard, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
Karen E Beenken, Daniel G Meeker, Mark S Smeltzer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, United States
Robert A Skinner, Jamesport, NY 11947, United States
Karen S Troxel, Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, IN 46581, United States
Author contributions: Jennings JA planned and performed the majority of experiments and analyzed the data; Beenken KE and Smeltzer MS planned and assisted with animal experiments; Skinner RA and Meeker DG performed surgical procedures; Skinner RA assisted with histological analysis; Haggard WO and Troxel KS assisted with materials formulation and planning experiments.
Supported by Institutional support from Biomet, LLC.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: Animal studies were approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (IACUC protocol #3540) and followed the IACUC guidelines.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Studies were funded and by Biomet, LLC. Karen S Troxel, PhD, is an employee of Zimmer Biomet.
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Correspondence to: Jessica Amber Jennings, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, 330 Engineering Technology Building, Memphis, TN 38152, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 26, 2016
Peer-review started: March 27, 2016
First decision: May 13, 2016
Revised: May 23, 2016
Accepted: June 27, 2016
Article in press: June 29, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016